Charlie Alfero, MA, is Executive Director of Southwest Center for Health Innovations (SWCHI) based out of Silver City, New Mexico. He has over three decades of experience in rural health policy, systems, and program development, including either developing or assuring the continuation of hospital, primary care, and related service delivery systems in numerous communities in New Mexico. SWCHI is a research, development and policy organizations working in 23 states on a variety of rural health workforce, public health improvements, integrated services and community/university collaborations.


Recent Posts by Charlie Alfero

A State-Based Strategy For Expanding Primary Care Residency

Current estimates predict that by 2035, our country will face a shortage of more than 44,000 primary care physicians. The people of New Mexico are already experiencing this shortage, and are addressing it by expanding primary care residency slots through Medicaid funding for Federally Qualified...